Gilmore:The erasure of Black musicians from rock ’n’ roll

I often find myself wondering how rock n’ roll left Black people behind. In the 1950s, artists like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Big Maybelle and Big Joe Turner turned the world on with the creation of a new form of expression. It would be hard to name another art form in the last 100 years that has been as impactful on American culture. In a dramatic cultural upset, “race music” was embraced as pop music, and white people were listening. (Balt Sun)

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